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How to put a GIF in an email

To put a GIF in an email, you can follow these general steps:


  1. Compose a new email: Start by composing a new email in your preferred email client or service. The steps may vary slightly depending on the platform you're using, but the general principles apply.


  1. Locate the GIF: Find the GIF you want to include in your email. You can either create your own GIF or download one from a website that offers GIFs, such as Giphy or Tenor.


  1. Insert the GIF: There are a few different ways you can insert a GIF into your email, depending on your email client or service:


   - Drag and drop: If your email client supports it, you can simply drag and drop the GIF file directly into the body of the email.


   - Attach as a file: Another option is to attach the GIF as a file to your email. Click on the "Attach" or "Attach file" button in your email client, locate the GIF file on your computer, and select it.


   - Insert from online source: Some email clients allow you to insert a GIF by providing the URL of the image. In this case, you can upload the GIF to an image hosting service (e.g., Imgur) and then insert the URL in the email using the appropriate option in your email client.


  1. Adjust GIF size (optional): Depending on the email client and the size of the GIF, you might need to resize it to fit within the email properly. Most email clients allow you to click and drag the corners of the inserted image to adjust its size. Alternatively, there might be an option to resize or scale the image within the email editor.


  1. Test the email: Before sending the email, it's a good idea to test it by sending a preview to yourself or a friend. This way, you can check if the GIF displays correctly and if it's working as intended.


Note: It's important to keep in mind that not all email clients or services support animated GIFs, or they may display them differently. Some clients may only show the first frame of the GIF, while others might not display them at all. It's a good practice to consider the compatibility of animated GIFs with your recipients' email clients before sending.